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punctiliousness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being punctilious; exactness in the observance of forms or rules; attention to nice points of behavior or ceremony.

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  • noun The act or state of being punctilious; strict attention to detail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun strict attention to minute details

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Examples

  • But as the financial crisis showed, punctiliousness goes by the wayside when the crunch becomes severe enough.

    What if Greeks Decide They Don't Want to be Rescued?

  • But as the financial crisis showed, punctiliousness goes by the wayside when the crunch becomes severe enough.

    What if Greeks Decide They Don't Want to be Rescued?

  • The episode was only typical of Habsburg's savvy and his punctiliousness about his exile.

    Lunch With the Holy Roman Emperor

  • In time, in fact, the high standards expected of well-trafficked bloggers spilled over into greater accountability, transparency, and punctiliousness among the media powers that were.

    Why I Blog

  • Failure to adhere to tax and other legal requirements with sufficient punctiliousness could lead to brutal financial penalties, not to mention high anxiety.

    Dissecting Limited Liability Corporations

  • In time, in fact, the high standards expected of well-trafficked bloggers spilled over into greater accountability, transparency, and punctiliousness among the media powers that were.

    Why I Blog

  • Failure to adhere to tax and other legal requirements with sufficient punctiliousness could lead to brutal financial penalties, not to mention high anxiety.

    Dissecting Limited Liability Corporations

  • One chapter-door opens on to "the study", which is so dank and chilly that its chief function is not for reading or writing (after reading this tome, I'm still not sure where in the house Bryson writes – he has guarded his privacy with a punctiliousness that, given the subject matter, is borderline improper), but for gathering mouse corpses.

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

  • Its public image was one of prudery and Prussian punctiliousness, but a historical investigation into the sexual habits of the court of the last German emperor has revealed a previously unknown predilection for swinger-style parties and late-night orgies.

    Sex parties, bloody duels and blackmail: life at court of last German emperor

  • Communities struggled with the problem of securing kosher food, and even in communities where kosher meat was available, high levels of community conflict ensued over the punctiliousness of slaughterers and butchers.

    German Immigrant Period in the United States.

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